12 June 2007

from Lawrence, Philosophy Group: this SATURDAY commemoration of JAMES JOYCE, Ulysses: MUST go

Dear friends,
Ray has invited us to join the Irish ex-pat community this Saturday to
Bloomsday, the official commemoration of James Joyce's Ulysses. He has
also given us a spot of five minutes in the official programme, details
below, to discuss a philosophical aspect of the book.
Laura has already volunteered to participate in the debate, so we need
one more person to form a team; although I think it will be a good idea
to have a few more volunteers as a back-up team. You don't have to be an
expert on the book, but I'm including enough links from the internet
that will make you one by Saturday should you wish to become an expert.
So, if you think you can participate Ray and I should be most grateful
for your efforts. Apart from representing the Philosophy group, this
could be your break in the entertainment biz.
These are the necessary of the event:
TIME: from 5pm to 7.30pm
LOCATION: SHAMROCKS PUB, Paseo Pintor Rosales, no 6, Madrid
METRO: Plaza España, Ventura Rodriguez
BUS: 21
The programme and event will be opened by the IRISH Ambassador to Spain.
Apart from the introduction, there will be readings from Ulysses, a
short play, some activities still to be specified, and of course the
philosophy debate. Most of the programme will be in English, but there
are also some items in Spanish. We are assured of an interesting and
entertaining evening and it is worth making the effort to come.
Ray suggested we debate either one of the following sentences, one from
Ulysses and one from a biography on Joyce:
Ulysses: Bosh! Stephen said rudely. A man of genius makes no mistakes.
His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
From: James Joyce biography by Edna Obrien: The Holy Ghost was in the
ink of his bottle, but the perverse devil was in the hump of his pen.
If you can think of another sentence or theme from the book we can
suggest it to Ray.
Contact details:
My number: 606081813
Ray Smyth, who is organising the event and who will be able to give you
more details about the event and programme: 659 359 388
Shamrocks Pub, who has the spirit necessary for such an occasion, plus
other peripherals and props, e.g. glasses: 91 3393188
Some useful LINKS:
Ulysses (novel): From Wikipedia:
Project Gutenberg: Joyce, James, 1882-1941: Ulysses: This eBook is based
on the pre-1923 print editions. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4300 (Not
copyrighted in the United States. If you live elsewhere check the laws
of your country before downloading this ebook.)
Cheat's guide to Joyce's Ulysses: By Neil Smith; BBC News Online:
The Internet Ulysses by James Joyce:
James Joyce: From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Joyce
James Joyce by Edna O'Brien: Review by Allen B. Ruch:
See you Saturday,
NB: there is no philosophy meeting this Sunday because of the football.
We are, however, organising an evening bring your own snacks-drinks
picnic at the Casa de Campo, meet 6pm Lago metro. Details later in the week.
**********HOLIDAY FLATS**********
Mayte; Almería (Villa de Níjar);
Paloma; Marbella (near Elviria);

+++++++++MEETING DETAILS+++++++++
SUNDAY 6.00pm – 8.30pm at Molly Malone's Pub, probably downstairs----
-Email: philomadrid@yahoo.co.uk
-Yahoo group >> philomadridgroup-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk <
-Old essays: www.geocities.com/philomadrid
-Group photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/photosphilo
-My tel 606081813
-metro: Bilbao : buses: 21, 149, 147

from Lawrence, Philosophy Group: this SATURDAY commemoration of JAMES
JOYCE, Ulysses: MUST go

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